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Navagating all the benefits of Firefox.

Hi, I'm a bit old and really need someone nearby to come show me how to navigate into your securities and other benefits, someone who really knows all this. Is that possi… (read more)

Hi,

I'm a bit old and really need someone nearby to come show me how to navigate into your securities and other benefits, someone who really knows all this. Is that possible? I get confused by the complexities of everything you offer.

For example, I read something about Ad blocker which said it wants access to all my inforamation- does that mean they want all my bank numbers for trading stocks? That would seem ridiculous, no?

It would also be time to make a small donation to assist your existence. How?

Thank you, Doug Calder [phone number] and you have the rest.

Asked by calder1 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Google search engine

Just curious as to why you have Google as your default search engine. Google, from my understanding, is not the most friendly entity for users because they are just like … (read more)

Just curious as to why you have Google as your default search engine. Google, from my understanding, is not the most friendly entity for users because they are just like many social media sites that invade users privacy for nefarious purposes. I have refrained from using Google and have went with Bing. Don't particularly care for any of the main stream search engines. Is there any specific reason why Google is used and not some other search engine that isn't interested in violating your privacy?

Asked by boong 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Why Mozilla is signing me out from every account I have

Hello, I have a problem with Mozilla Firefox, every time i close Mozilla is signing me out Google Gmail/Youtube , Plex and Netflix and every account that i have. I have a… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem with Mozilla Firefox, every time i close Mozilla is signing me out Google Gmail/Youtube , Plex and Netflix and every account that i have.

I have at Privacy & Security, Cookies and Site Data exceptions every site that I have an account at.

Can you please tell me why is still signing me out still.

After the last update I have this problem.

Thanks,

Asked by Valeriu 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Problems logging to certain web sites

I am trying to logon to a website, I enter my id and password and click continue and in Firefox the website advises that the token is missing. If I use another browser I … (read more)

I am trying to logon to a website, I enter my id and password and click continue and in Firefox the website advises that the token is missing. If I use another browser I enter my id and password and click continue and a second screen appears requesting selected letters of a memorable word, entering the selected letters and clicking on enter allows me to enter the site. I have disabled all my addons and this still happens, what setting in firefox do I have to change to overcome this problem? xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx

(email address removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website; Forum rules and guidelines)

Asked by shop110 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Hidden password.

There is a hidden password for imdb.com which is over 1000 digits. I am unable to delete it as I can't find it anywhere! I can't export my passwords to Bitwarden becaus… (read more)

There is a hidden password for imdb.com which is over 1000 digits. I am unable to delete it as I can't find it anywhere! I can't export my passwords to Bitwarden because the password is too long.

Asked by swansong 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Cookies and site data - keeping it clean

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux. Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and th… (read more)

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux.

Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and then keep it clean.

The cache gets stored in two places: the linux home .cache folder AND the firefox profile's cache2 folder.

To keep things REALLY clean I checked the "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" checkbox, then manually enter the exceptions for web sites I do not want to block. Then I specifically added sites I really despise (google, for example) to the block list.

The data still gets cached, even after closing and reopening the browser the cache is still there (verified both via about:cache and by just looking in the folders).

Even when I purge the cache completely, verify nothing is there (about:cache) after deleting the cache folders from the hard drive, it keeps coming back, like a bad computer virus.

My interim solution is a crontab that runs every hour to clear old cache, but that seems silly. Do these security settings actually do anything? What am I doing wrong?

Asked by cloud6 2 weeks ago

Answered by cloud6 2 weeks ago

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Blocking images per site firefox 85

On Firefox 85. I am trying to block images on a per site basis. The page info -> permissions does not show the Load images entry. Has this been removed for good? Can t… (read more)

On Firefox 85.

I am trying to block images on a per site basis. The page info -> permissions does not show the Load images entry.

Has this been removed for good? Can this be customized?

If Is there a way to block all images from site.com.

Thanks

Asked by Ami 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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CAPTCHA

When I go to https://www.mainewildernessguides.org/membership/join-the-mwgo.html with Firefox the CAPTCHA at the bottom of the page shows Error for site owner. But when I… (read more)

When I go to https://www.mainewildernessguides.org/membership/join-the-mwgo.html with Firefox the CAPTCHA at the bottom of the page shows Error for site owner. But when I go to the same site with Chrome it works fine. I am guess a privacy setting but not sure which.

Asked by Bryan Courtois 2 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 weeks ago

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Unauthorized device in my account, can't delete them

Hey! In my managed devices I have a Firefox on iOS (nobody of me or my family uses apple devices) and it seems that someone has access to my password or get's syncs becau… (read more)

Hey!

In my managed devices I have a Firefox on iOS (nobody of me or my family uses apple devices) and it seems that someone has access to my password or get's syncs because my netflix account is constantly being logged in somewhere in Stockholm (I'm in the other end of the country so no-one is near that) and I would need to delete all devices which is in the Device Managers.

Problem is that there is no Disconnect, only Download button.

Asked by oliverbanasiak 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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some settings doesn´t work

Hello, I am quite frustrated. I have been working on solving two issues for a very long time. My brain is a little disabled but I still have to solve all problems myself.… (read more)

Hello,

I am quite frustrated. I have been working on solving two issues for a very long time. My brain is a little disabled but I still have to solve all problems myself. Please help me if you can.  The issues are:

1. with settings on password remembrance. I get logged out of many websites that claim that everything is right with their set up. On some websites I am not getting logged out.

 The settings I have tried in Firefox (latest version both on Windows 10 and on Android 9) has been "never clear cookies" , "clear cookies after each session" with exceptions for all the current websites.  I have allowed everything.  If this issue derives from the websites setup they would have had many more complains than mine. That´s why I have to turn to Mozilla. 

2. I run Firefox on windows 10 and on Android. Isn´t the browser meant to sync on website content like the above mentioned ? Logins and other data left on each websites from previous login ?

If I get help from the forum I will definitely donate to Mozilla. /Gechen

Asked by Gechen 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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How do I block cookies on a per-domain basis?

I currently need to use a site which loads up my browser with all sorts of tracking cookies. How do I disable cookies for just this site, and any other sites I may run in… (read more)

I currently need to use a site which loads up my browser with all sorts of tracking cookies. How do I disable cookies for just this site, and any other sites I may run into later where I'd like this behavior?

I don't want to disable cookies on every site, as that breaks a lot of things. I want to target the specific sites that should not be allowed.

Asked by thunfremlinc 2 weeks ago

Answered by tjn21 2 weeks ago

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Keeper symbol

Every time when I open a website there is that Keeper message, saying: "Click on the Keeper-symbol on your browser toolbar to log in". I don't see such a symbol in the ta… (read more)

Every time when I open a website there is that Keeper message, saying: "Click on the Keeper-symbol on your browser toolbar to log in". I don't see such a symbol in the taskbar... How can I get rid of this repeated notification?

Asked by Adjudant 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Does Private Browser save session data across Browser windows?

I've been struggling today with accessing two systems on my work laptop. As I'm an administrator on both sites, I've been purposely using "private mode" browser sessions… (read more)

I've been struggling today with accessing two systems on my work laptop. As I'm an administrator on both sites, I've been purposely using "private mode" browser sessions in Firefox (my default and fav) but I was surprised to see that the private mode appears to be "save" some of the session data from those systems - at least temporarily until I close all of those windows entirely?

I log in to one of those corporate sites with a username + password, then attempt to login to the other one in a separate tab, but it immediately attempts to auto-login me in with the credentials from the first site (which doesn't work as both sites require a different username/password for security reasons). I tried several combinations: I used separate private browser windows (instead of tabs) and the same thing happens. It's like it shares data across the instances? I also tried the reverse - logging into the 2nd system first on a fresh instance, then login to the first, and the same thing happens with a similar "invalid login" error.

Maybe its something weird about the auth on our network, like SSO? ...

I have noticed similar though where I've had other, multiple private browser sessions open on my personal laptop and even though I've closed one of them, activity from the site I closed has continued to happen in the background because the other private windows remained open ...

Asked by labrat045 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Search Engine Shenanigans

I had set DuckDuckGo as my default search engine a couple of weeks ago or so. Today, when I began a search, I saw that Google had become my default browser. How did this … (read more)

I had set DuckDuckGo as my default search engine a couple of weeks ago or so. Today, when I began a search, I saw that Google had become my default browser. How did this happen?

Asked by mid.willamettehandyman 3 weeks ago

Answered by Standard8 3 weeks ago

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Unable to view saved log ins.

Hello, For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in… (read more)

Hello,

For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in is correct by logging into my Microsoft account, and into the PC itself with the same log in information. This makes it rather difficult to log on on something like my phone when I cannot see the generated passwords.

Thanks,

Aaron Piper

Asked by biggestmexi 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 1 month ago

Answered by alt4mike 3 weeks ago

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Add-Ons in Private Browsing?

I have a few add-ons installed in Firefox (85.0.1, 64-bit, under Windows 10, 1909), but when I open a Private Browsing window, I can no longer access them. True, they ar… (read more)

I have a few add-ons installed in Firefox (85.0.1, 64-bit, under Windows 10, 1909), but when I open a Private Browsing window, I can no longer access them. True, they are still there and can be seen listed under Menu/Add-ons, but I don't see how to control them there, only enable or disable them.

If I want to use NoScript (for example) in a Private Browsing window, how do I set Firefox up to do that? -- jclarkw

Asked by jclarkw 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago